Obituary-Mary Kathleen Paxton


Mary K. Paxton, 75, of Erie, IL, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at her home.
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Visitation will be from 11am – 2pm followed by the funeral service at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at Gibson – Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Private burial will be in the Erie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.

    Mary was born July 25, 1948 in Morrison, IL, the daughter of George and Catherine (Beecher) McMullen. She married William “Bill” E. Paxton, Jr. at the Erie United Methodist Church on May 19, 1972. He preceded her in death in 1994.

Mary worked as a CNA for 26 years at Winning Wheels and then Good Samaritan in Prophetstown. She later went to work at Shaw’s Marketplace in Prophetstown, retiring in 2023.

    Mary had a great sense of humor and enjoyed conversing with others. She loved her job at the grocery store because she got to see so many people. She loved nature and butterflies and enjoyed watching the hummingbirds, squirrels and other wildlife. Mary also was an avid reader.

    She is survived by her daughters, Kelly Paxton (Jake Lathrop), Clinton, IA, Tammy (Justin) Sullivan, Erie; sister, JoAnne McMullen, Sandwich, IL; grandchildren, Faith Kendan, Hope Luedtke, Austin and Zachary Sullivan, Karen Ann Meier, and Christian Carder; and one great granddaughter, Evelynn Meier, and another one on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; daughter, Shelly Carder; brother, Claire McMullen; and sisters, Nancy Shambaugh and Helen Shepard.

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  1. In the late 80’s, I worked 3rd shift at Good Samaritan with Mary. She always brightened my day. Love you Mary. Rest in peace 🙏.

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